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Mail Tribune 100, March 7, 1921

The following news items were drawn from the archives of the Mail Tribune 100 years ago.

March 7, 1921

MEDFORD QUINTET CAN’T TAKE PART IN STATE TOURNEY

The showing made by the high school basketball team in the game last week was so satisfactory that it was believed that they would compare favorable on a neutral floor with the best teams of the state. This was suggested to the managers of the State Basketball tournament to be held in Salem this week.

In a telephone conversation with Principal Campbell yesterday Coach Matthews said that he had heard that Medford high had a very strong team, and that in spite of the ruling to have only teams from each district of the state Medford would be admitted providing the tournament was not overcrowded.

However, Mr. Campbell received the following telegram today from Coach Matthews:

“Regret we cannot invite your team. Twelve teams already.”

The Medford high boys seem to have recovered entirely from their recent slump and are now going strong. Plans are now under way for a trip through northern California, where the team would meet some or all the strong teams at Etna Mills, Fort Jones and Yreka.

LOCAL AND PERSONAL

County Agent C. C. Cate has wired Floyd Young, the frost expert whom the weather bureau has detailed to duty in the Medford district during the frost period and who was to have come here March 15th, to not come until March 20 or 25th, inasmuch as he will only be relieved from his regular duty as head of the Davenport weather bureau, to spend six weeks here. Mr. Cate and leading orchardists thought it best to take a chance on the early blooming so as to have Mr. Young’s valuable services during the most dangerous frost period.

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County Agent Cate who had just got rid of a bad cold, which had been with him since last September, during his two weeks sojourn in southern California when he gained seven pounds, and who only returned home Saturday, is sneezing, coughing and cussing again, and making uncomplimentary remarks about the climate of the region hereabouts. He can’t get it through his head that walking out to the wood shed in his bare feet Sunday morning not only brought a relapse, but is bad form.

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Here and there throughout the city the almond trees are in bloom and in the Ashland region on the exposed hillsides many almond trees are blooming. The tree in the side yard of the E. B. Pickell home opposite the Hotel Medford, with its beautiful blooms is a most welcome sight especially to the hotel guests coming from colder sections of the country.

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

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